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With ‘Wish Upon’ You Come for the Horror and Stay for the Comedy

The clinical precision of John R. Leonetti’s simplistic horror premise is undermined by set pieces that resemble slapstick comedy routines.

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It All Began the Day ‘Blade’ Sliced Through the Silver Screen

How Blade found success out of the rubble of comic book films and Marvel's bankruptcy.

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‘Caltiki’: The Creeping Blob!

Even at its most creaky in between the hair-raising scenes of queasy ickiness, this movie appeals to style mavens, auteur watchers, and horror historians.

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White by Northwest: ‘Twin Peaks’ and American Mortality

"White" and "weird" series such as Twin Peaks and Wayward Pines speak to an American history haunted by colonialism and racism.

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‘Supernatural’: Season 12 Ends With a Bang, Not a Whimper

The wayward sons carry on in a two-part finalé full of action, surprises, and death.

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Maybe What’s Going on in ‘Get Out’ Is All in His Head

This film's horror could be satire of a fish-out-of-water situation; perhaps Chris is only imagining much of what he thinks is happening, and he's just overly anxious...

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Supernatural Sets the Stage for Season Finalé With “There’s Something About Mary”

A busy episode in which at least one character dies, two become puppets, and three are trapped and left for dead in an unlikely place.

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‘Alien: Covenant’ Descends Into Madness in a Beautiful, Finessed Kind of Way

Marching to the beat of the same drum as the first films in the series, Alien: Covenant finds extra depth in the existential dread of its divisive predecessor.

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The (Space) Ship Has Definitely Sailed on ‘Alien: Covenant’

Ridley Scott’s attempts to demystify his iconic Xenomorphs only dilute the primal terror that made them compelling in the first place

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‘Supernatural’: “Twigs and Twine and Tasha Banes” Recalls the Past, Suggests the Future

A dark and dreary chapter that ends up being one of the season's most memorable stand-alone episodes.

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‘Supernatural’: “The Future” Starts Bleak, Then Meanders Into Rehashed Plots

A deeply disturbing opening and several bad plot devices inch us closer to the finalé.

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Visually Mesmerizing, ‘The Love Witch’ Could Use More Fire Power Behind Its Spell

Prescient feminist issues are brought together with problematic cinephilia to expand upon horror nostalgia.

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Genre as the Flesh of the Human Experience: An Interview With Rod Blackhurst of ‘Here Alone’

Blackhurst reflects on his discovery of cinema, the need to rely on the conventions of cinema, and his ambitions to create a character study that will resonate.

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‘Supernatural’: “The Memory Remains” Retreads Some Familiar Territory

"The Memory Remains", with a few minor exceptions, borrows heavily from a season one classic.

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‘Supernatural’: The Twisty “British Invasion” Is Confusing, Surprising, and Fun

Supernatural (finally) airs a must-see episode of genuinely surprising plot twists.

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Supernatural’s ‘Ladies Drink Free’ Is a Dull Pit Stop on the Road to the Finalé

The show comes back from a seasonal hiatus with a predictable monster-of-the-week episode, but at least it contains some hints for the future.

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Love Is (Sort of) in the Air in ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000 Volume XXXVIII’

Can poverty or flaming meteors stop the course of true love? Sometimes.

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‘Life’: Wait, Haven’t We Seen This Before?

Life disregards its genre predecessor, Alien to the detriment of the film.

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‘2Dark’ Is Not Too Dark

In 2Dark, a cartoon aesthetic quickly alters the gravity of what would otherwise be some very heavy subject matter.

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Spending the Night: Three Old Dark Houses Give Up Their Secrets

Chamber of Horrors, A Game of Death and Invisible Ghost bring '40s black and white thrillers to Blu-ray.

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'Knee Deep' Has a Great Setting That Ruins the Game

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"Knee Deep's elaborate stage isn't meant to convey a sense of spatial reality, it's really just a mechanism for cool scene transitions. And boy are they cool.

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